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Pauseforthecause Streaks Into Saturday’s La Verdad Stakes

Chester and Mary Broman’s Pauseforthecause brings a three-race win streak into Saturday’s $100,000 La Verdad, a seven-furlong tilt for New York-bred fillies 4-years-old and upward at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the homebred daughter of Giant’s Causeway is undefeated since a two-month freshening that includes an optional claiming win on September 12 and the […]

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Report: High Costs May Drive McLaughlin Out Of New York

The Daily Racing Form reports that while trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is preparing to ship his stable south for the winter, he won’t be leaving his usual string behind in New York — and he may not be coming back. David Grening spoke with McLaughlin, who cited rising employee costs and labor board investigations as the […]

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Cigar Mile: True Timber Will Try To Go One Better, Bal Harbour Has Been ‘Holding Good Company’

Calumet Farm’s True Timber and Shadwell Stable’s Ajaaweed breezed in company on Saturday as the talented contingent for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin continued their preparation for the Cigar Mile Day card on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. True Timber was the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and will look to make the […]

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$1 Million In Wages Recovered On Behalf Of New York Backstretch Workers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recovery of approximately $1 million in stolen wages, damages and penalties on behalf of nearly 350 workers following New York State Department of Labor investigations of backstretch employers at racetracks in New York State. “We have zero tolerance for wage theft and will hold accountable any employer who unlawfully […]

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Enticed Retired To Darley America For 2020

Enticed, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Medaglia d’Oro out of triple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2020 breeding season at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., at a fee of $10,000, stands and nurses. Enticed, who raced for Godolphin under the care of trainer Kiaran […]

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Lucullan Takes Knickerbocker At Belmont; Catholic Boy Fourth In Return

Godolphin Stable’s Lucullan utilized a patient trip to register his first career graded stakes win, running down pacesetter Dr. Edgar in the final furlong and prevailing against Olympico’s late charge to capture Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker by a length at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Lucullan, who had posted a runner-up and third-place finish […]

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Romantic Pursuit Heads Evenly-Matched Field For G2 Sands Point

Godolphin’s Romantic Pursuit will look to build on her first stakes appearance as part of a talented seven-horse field of sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sands Point at 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 25th running of the Sands Point will feature three entries who participated in the New York […]

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McLaughlin Likes Distance Cut For A Thread Of Blue In Grade 2 Hill Prince

Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue will turn back in distance for the Grade 2, $400,000 Hill Prince, a nine-furlong inner turf test for sophomores at Belmont Park on Saturday, kicking off the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival. The two-day Festival will feature four “Win and You’re In” qualifiers beginning on Saturday with […]

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True Timber Looks To Make The Grade In Kelso Handicap

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will attempt his first stakes victory when facing a wide-open field of seven assembled for Saturday’s 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap over the main track at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for 3-year-olds and upward pays homage to the five-time Horse of the Year from 1960-64. Owned […]

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Qurbaan Retired To Shadwell Farm For 2020 Breeding Season

Shadwell Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Qurbaan came out of his victory in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap with a slight injury and has been retired to stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2020 for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Stallion manager Kent Barnes said, “Qurbaan has a […]

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